[pskmail] Re: Why are grib files going into your internet mailbox?

  • From: Ian Bennett <ibennett@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:24:20 +1000

Is this information in the documentation or wiki??

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 01:13:19 Rein Couperus wrote:
> Grib files are binary files. That means you can only transfer them with an
> arq system like pactor, packet of pskmail.
> The pskmail system has been optimized for the reception of grib files. What
> you have to do to get them is the following:
> * connect to a server
> * the server will ask for your record if it does not have your data
> * you have to do this one time for every server you use, servers do not
> talk to each other * once  connected go to the info menu and hit 'Get Grib
> File'
> * The client will send an email to query@xxxxxxxxxxxx requesting the data
> *The grib file is delivered to your internet mailbox immediately.
> * While still connected, hit the QTC button on the client.
> * The number of the grib file in your mailbox will be listed
> * Put that number into the input field at the bottom and hit the READ
> button. * The server now sends the grib file to your client (using arq, so
> no errors) * On Linux, the grib file will be unpacked and decoded and put
> into /opt/zyGrib/grib * On windoze it probably goes int
> C:\jpskmail\pskmail, depending on where you installed jpskmail.
>
> So summing it up:
> connect te the server,
> request the grib file
> download the grib file
> view the grib file with zyGrib.
>
> All this takes 2 minutes on my boat.
>
> 73,
>
> Rein PA0R



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